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March 11, 2019

Associate professors Alicia Timme-Laragy (Environmental Health Sciences) and Brian Whitcomb (Epidemiology) are among the eight UMass Amherst faculty members who have been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Youssef Oulhote
February 25, 2019

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology Youssef Oulhote is quoted in a story about research on "bug bombs" conducted from North Carolina State University. Oulhote’s previous research has concluded that synthetic pyrethroids, the main ingredient in bug bombs, are closely linked to behavioral problems in children. 

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Katherine Reeves
February 12, 2019

In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, associate professor of epidemiology Katherine Reeves found no association between breast cancer risk and exposure to the plasticizing and solvent chemicals used in such common products as shampoo, makeup, vinyl flooring, toys, medical devices and car interiors.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
December 18, 2018

The Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) research team has published a study finding little evidence of harm to society as measured by crime, divorce or home foreclosures due to the opening of a new area casino.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Susan Hankinson
December 12, 2018

New research by Xuehong Zhang of Harvard Medical School, with UMass Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson and others, incorporates biomarker risk factors into established breast cancer risk prediction models to see if their joint contribution could increase the models’ accuracy. Their initial findings are promising, significantly improving predictive outcomes for invasive breast cancer, particularly among postmenopausal women not using hormone therapy (HT).

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Susan Hankinson
December 3, 2018

Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson is among five UMass scientists profiled in the latest issue of UMass Magazine for a feature article titled "Target: Breast Cancer." The story examines researchers who are investigating the causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it.

November 26, 2018

Epidemiology students now have a place online to build connections, network with peers and showcase their work thanks to the new social media group titled ‘OUT-BREAKERS, UMass Epidemiology Student Group’ on Facebook.

November 19, 2018

Sara “Sally” Bachman, an epidemiology alumna who received her MS degree from the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences in 1980, has been named dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
November 14, 2018

Epidemiology’s Rachel Volberg recently explained why people are attracted to playing lottery games like Mega Millions to the Boston Herald.

October 24, 2018

The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology is seeking applicants for a Lecturer to work with a dynamic and engaged faculty.

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